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Discussion and help for TEFL teachers, from teacher-training and jobs to special needs and ELT management

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Useful resources for TEFL teachers from free downloads and articles to TEFL FAQs and glossaries, including terminology, teaching methods and links

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Employment-related resources, including job board, articles and tips

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TEFL/TESOL courses worldwide and online, where you can learn to teach English as a foreign language

ESL Lesson Plans

Ideas and resources to help you animate any class

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Ready-made, copyright-free worksheets that you can print and use with classes of all levels

Teacher Training Resources

Articles, advice and other resources on teacher training and career development, including frequently asked questions, course lists and quizzes for teachers

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Practical advice on matters such as setting up a school, staff employment and relations, school resources and marketing

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Free resources for TEFL teachers to download

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Websites of interest to TEFL teachers

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New pages on Tefl.NET and EnglishClub

How to Teach Adjective + Preposition Collocations How to present prepositions after adjectives, including the most useful examples to teach, and suitable topics for the presentation stage

8 Fun Gradable and Extreme Adjectives Controlled Practice Activities Drilling games for gradable and extreme adjectives like “big/ huge” and “nice/ lovely”

11 Adjective Plus Preposition Games Fun collocations between adjectives and prepositions activities, including card games and oral communicative practice

How to Teach Compound Nouns How to present noun + noun, adjective + noun, etc, including dealing with common learner issues with compound nouns

How to Teach Adjective Word Order Tips on putting adjectives in the right order before nouns, including stimulating ways of presenting which adjectives go first and later

Fun MAKE and DO Controlled-practice Activities Collocations with make and do games and other stimulating practice activities.

Choosing the Best Route to Teaching English in Thailand Comparing recruitment agencies, direct hire, and TEFL placements for teaching in Thailand, focusing on the pros and cons of each method

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What do TEFL and TESL mean? TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. TESL stands for Teaching English as a Second Language. TEFL is used when people teach English in a non-English speaking country. TESL is used when people teach English in an English speaking country. Is this important? Not very, for students. But there are some important technical considerations for teachers. See The Definitive Guide to TEFL.

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